Sylvias Cafe

A must when coming to the Port: SYLVIA'S CAFE!

For the most beautiful and delicious food with amazing coffees, go to SYLVIA'S on Sunset Beach.

Tuesday CLOSED

Wednesday 8am – 4pm

Thursday 8am – 4pm

Friday 8am till late

Saturday 8am till late

Sunday 8am – 4pm

(closed June-July-August)

Phone: 09 232 9414


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Sunset Takeaways

Carol will serve you the most delicious Burgers and Fish N Chips at her food caravan, Sunset Takeaways, right at the camp's entrance every week end and some week nights (hours vary according to season).


Nikau Glowworm Cave

Just a short 20-30 minute drive from the Port Waikato Holiday Park, and past the Lord of the Rings film location for 'Weathertop Hollow', is the beautiful and exhilarating Nikau Cave.

Nestled among sheep and cattle farming country, hides this exquisite limestone cave. One kilometre long, and with a stream running through it, the Nikau Cave remains entirely in its natural state. With a wide variety of stalactites and stalagmites, glow worms, and even a crawl-through, Nikau Cave is a true subterranean caving adventure.

There is also a cafe on-site to revive you after your adventure. This can be booked for functions, weddings and small conferences

Visit the Nikau Cave website for more details and bookings.

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Close Encounters

Tickle a pig, stroke an emu, feed an alpaca, pat a pony, ride a donkey and go on a trailer ride through a herd of milking cows and visit a traditional kiwi milking shed.

Less than 15 minutes from the Port.

Visits by appointment only.

Contact Rita and David


Cobourne Garden Reserve

Cobourne Garden Reserve is a beautiful array of tenderly landscaped garden terraces leading from the road side, down to the waters edge. Established and cared for by some of Port Waikato’s enthusiastic locals, garden lovers will enjoy a most pleasant walk through this botanical delight.

Alternatively, pack your hamper and a blanket to enjoy the perfect picturesque picnic spot.

Cobourne Garden is located at the top of the rise, just after the Wharf Store when heading towards the beach.


Local Artist Galleries

Port Waikato has resident artists making their own beautiful creations of both jewellery and sculpture from the idyllic convenience of their home studios.

Their galleries are easy to find and open to the public, so ask us for directions if you would like to pay them a visit.


Scenic Route to Raglan

If you are heading south on the next leg of your journey, then why not take the scenic route back via Raglan. Explore the peaceful countryside and experience the stunning views while encountering amazing limestone formations along the way.

Along the way you will pass Limestone Downs - the Lord of the Rings film location for 'Weathertop Hollow'.

Well worth a visit, just back from the road at about the halfway mark, is the entrance to the beautiful Nikau Glowworm Caves.

Once in Raglan, the Raglan Holiday Park is ideally positioned as to make the most of the Raglan area. The camp ground is situated on an inlet peninsula, almost entirely surrounded by water. It is a virtual island resort with its own beach, boat ramp and a walk bridge connecting it to the Raglan Township.


Pokeno Market

This is a country market held every Sunday from 8am till whenever in a large paddock on the main street of Pokeno Village. Heaps of crafts, food, produce and entertainment. A great morning out to get some good bargains. Half an hour from Port Waikato.

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Contact Us

Port Waikato Kiwi Holiday Park:

Mathew or Lisa Brown

115B Maunsell Road
Port Waikato RD5
Tuakau  2695
New Zealand

Phone:  +64 9 232 9857
Freephone: 0800 276 259